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Care Homes: Finance

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 119390, tabled on 7 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the current annual total budget is for public sector contributions to residential social care covering central and local government.

Answered on

15 February 2022

Budget data is not collected for the residential part of the adult social care sector. NHS Digital publishes statistics on social care expenditure, with the latest available statistics from the Adult Social Care Finance Return available at the following link.

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-social-care-activity-and-finance-report/2019-20

According to these statistics the Net Current Expenditure by local authorities on long-term support in nursing and residential care was £5.7 billion in 2020-21.